The Sanskrit Effect: How Chanting Boosts Cognitive Functions

Science says memorizing ancient mantras increases the size of brain regions associated with cognitive function

 May 09, 2019

The Sanskrit Effect How Chanting Boosts Cognitive Functions

We can also include solving crossword puzzles or learning a new language or musical instrument in addition to learning Gregorian or Vedic texts chanting to keep our brains healthy.


Chanting in addition to cognitive functions of reading and writing to reduce the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

In today’s digital age of shorter attention spans where even children are suffering from variety of Attention deficit disorders and the percentage of adults suffering from Alzheimer’s and other memory related diseases is on an alarming rise.

Even doctors are suggesting their patients to inculcate the habit of reading, writing and memorizing a language to improve cognitive functions.

While all of us are aware of the benefits of reading and writing practices, these findings bring in a new perspective on how we can utilize the ancient heritage of sacred chants to improve our cognitive functions of memory (both short term and long term) and decision making.

There can be no better way to improve our cognitive functions than learning and reciting the ancient Sanskrit chants. It not only improves our cognitive functions but also bring about peace and positive vibrations.


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